My husband and I really enjoy fresh pineapple. After moving here several years ago almost every time I purchased one at the store the check out clerks would ask me if I had ever tried to grow one. Finally deciding to take a chance, when the pineapple had ripened enough to cut, I removed the top, planted it in a pot and set it in a nice sunny location in my covered lanai. Almost 18 months later I saw the plant begin to flower and low and behold that flower turned into a small pineapple. The week before we left for our road trip back to the midwest I cut it to bring to my sister who is the ultimate pineapple lover! Here is a picture of her holding my small but, according to her very delicious and sweet pineapple.
This last week I decided it was time to start another plant, so I purchased a nice size pineapple and with one swift cut, the pineapple was topless! The top is now planted and soaking up the sunshine and occasional rain showers in the lanai, working on producing another pineapple we can enjoy within the next 18 months.